Definitions for "Sentient"
adj. having the ability to perceive things through the senses
Possessing higher intelligence.
endowed with feeling and unstructured consciousness; "the living knew themselves just sentient puppets on God's stage"- T.E.Lawrence
Having a faculty, or faculties, of sensation and perception.
One who has the faculty of perception; a sentient being.
especially sensitive; as, the sentient extremities of nerves, which terminate in the various organs or tissues.